About

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I'm Faisal Alghurayri. I'm currently living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and working remotely as a Software Engineering Partner at Studio 966. I'm deeply passionate about using technology to solve problems, and while I'm at it, have fun and build meaningful and diverse relationships. πŸ’œ

I've been coding since 2002. It all started with being the go-to guy in my family for "computer stuff" ranging from formatting PCs to creating a Google page desktop shortcut. In high school, due to the higher demand then, I started asking for money in exchange for more challenging services like setting up forums/communities using vBulletin and WordPress! πŸ’°

I knew I liked this work, so I joined a local university (thankfully for free since I'm Saudi! πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¦) to study and level-up more formally. In college, I have learned the fundamentals of programming with OOP using C++, data structures, operating systems, networking, requirements engineering, and a handful of business classes to be prepped for the real world.

Throughout my 7 years of professional experience, I was part of great teams in delivering projects and building/iterating products in different business verticals with a unique mixture of in-house-built tools and/or commercial off-the-shelf technologies. This helped to shape me into the well-rounded engineer I'm today AND I'm still enjoying it like day 1!!! πŸ€“

Portfolio 🎨

Like many engineers working in 9 to 5 jobs, almost all of the stuff I created/worked on are behind private (on-prem) repos. That being said, I understand how important it is to have your work public so others can learn from it and use it. For that reason, I have built a few tools/products as part of side projects, public workshops, or free consultations I have provided. You can visit my Github to check them out! πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»